We offer a range of college consulting services to meet your needs, from our signature comprehensive package to essay editing to college list creation.
We work with clients across the United States and abroad. Consultations can be in person at our West Bloomfield office, via video conferencing, phone or email.
Comprehensive Package: 9th, 10th and 11th Grade Students
The comprehensive package is designed for families who would like assistance with the entire college search and application process. We will serve as your personal guide throughout the entire process, reducing the stress levels of both student and parent.
We work closely with the family to develop a strategic and individualized plan to represent the student's unique characteristics and maximize the student's chances of admission at his/her chosen schools. In order to offer our families the attention they deserve, we limit the number of students with whom we work each year and spaces fill quickly.
The package includes:
Strategies for organizing and managing the process
Course selection discussion and guidance
Standardized testing guidance
Major and career assessment
Extra-curricular activities guidance and resume preparation
Identification of a balanced list of colleges
Advice on campus visits and showing demonstrated interest
Advice on early decision/early action plans
Coaching for interviews
Summer program guidance and support
Brainstorming and editing of all essays
Advice on teacher and counselor letters of recommendation
Review of all applications
Discussions regarding college cost, financial aid and scholarships
Scholarship application support as needed
Guidance and support until a final decision has been made
Contact us to receive more information and current rates.
Essay and Application Review: 12th Grade Students
Applications essays are among the most important parts of college applications, and with good reason, it’s your opportunity to show admissions officers why you should be admitted. Don’t leave it to chance.
We have read and evaluated tens of thousands of college essays and can help you craft an essay that gets noticed and helps to improve your chances as a candidate.
We'll review your essay and provide detailed feedback, including:
what an admissions officer will think after reading your essay
content enhancements and actionable steps to make your content more compelling
an outline to guide your revision
sentence level edits to improve style and flow
We know that turnaround time is important and guarantee your essay will be returned in 3-4 days.
Our hourly fee is $250
College List Creation with Chance of Admission: 10th, 11th and 12th
With over 5,000 colleges in the United States, it may seem overwhelming or impossible to know where to apply, which colleges are a good fit, and what your chance of admission will be.
We can help. It's why we call ourselves "students of colleges". We are continually learning about the offerings at colleges by visiting campuses, talking with admissions officers/current students/alums, and using current admissions data to help understand the admissions landscape.
We use our decades of experience in college counseling and admissions, along with the student's profile and an in-depth assessment and questionnaire, to create a tailored list of colleges that fit the student's unique needs.
We'll also advise you on your chance of admission at each college on your list so you're sure your final list is well balanced.
College List Creation is $500
Early Preparation Meetings: 7th and 8th Grade Students
For our middle school families, we offer hourly advising sessions where we can cover your questions. Typical topics include choosing a high school, discussing curricular choices, standardized testing, advising on summer activities/programs, and more.
To schedule an hourly consultation please submit a contact form on our "Contact Us" page.
Hourly consultations are $300